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100 Best Loved Poems (USED)

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Here are some of the most loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity to engage our minds and refresh our spirits.
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A Book I Value: Selected Marginalia (USED)

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Coleridge is such a celebrity that many who have never read "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" have a fair idea who he was, and yet the common impression of him is not flattering. He is typically seen as a youthful genius transformed by drugs and philosophy into a tedious sage. It is time for a change of image. A Book I Value offers a one-volume sampling of Coleridge's encyclopedic marginalia, revealing a figure more complex but also more humanly attractive--clever, curious, playful, intense--than the one we are used to.

This book makes a convenient introduction to Coleridge's life, the intellectual issues and contemporary concerns that held his attention, and the workings of his mind. The marginalia represent an unintimidating sort of writing that Coleridge famously excelled at (often in books borrowed from friends). "A book, I value," he wrote, "I reason & quarrel with as with myself when I am reasoning."

Unlike the complete Marginalia in six volumes arranged alphabetically by author, this representative selection is chronological and footnote-free, with a contextualizing introduction and brief headnotes that outline Coleridge's circumstances year by year and provide essential historical information. Our own cultural taboo against writing in books is slackening in light of new interest in the history of the book. It will be weakened further by the extraordinary and now accessible example of Coleridge, who was a remarkably shrewd but at the same time a remarkably charitable reader.

A Prism of Thoughts: The National Library of Poetry (USED)

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Albiach/ Celan: Reading Across Languages

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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. "My desire is to erase boundaries, ' says Wellman, and in many ways, this book is an exploration of how language can aid that project. Based in consideration of translation, Wellman's musings pass through the lens of critical theory and continental philosophy, a lens that gathers diverse approaches and focuses them into a single, illuminating beam. At once erudite and intimate, autobiographical and analytical, Wellman effectively erases the distinction between text and translation, between writer and translator-and with a particularly graceful momentum that comes through in both his prose and his poetry." --Cole Swensen

Donald Wellman's new book of prose travels far: Antonio Gamoneda's poetry, "Earth Ergon" on the work of Derrida, his thoughts on translating Paul Celan, his musings on the art of translation, the work of French Poet Anne-Marie Albiach. This volume includes a new version of her poem: "apres cela, moi j'ai regarde" translated by Wellman and Julian Kabza. Also included, a new work by Jean Daive, the author of Under the Dome (Burning Deck Press). Daive's reminiscence titled - "Urgence et negation en reponse Anne-Marie Albiach et Paul Celan" is, in part, an extension of his earlier work on Celan.
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All the Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love (USED)

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Here starts the journey

Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents Tyler's favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life.

This vibrant collection reveals the intimate reflections of one of poetry's most popular new voices -- honest, vulnerable, generous, and truly present in the gift that is each moment.

An Exploration

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Analog Sea Review Summer 2018 (USED)

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Becoming Joe DiMaggio (USED)

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Spare, simple poems tell a boy's moving story in this short novel about baseball, family, and the American dream.
It's 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo's grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather's knee - about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams. After all, the boy's ne'er-do-well father is out of the picture, and it is Papa-Angelo's job to teach his grandson what it means to be a hero.
In a poignant novel told in verse, Maria Testa paints a picture of a timeless bond between a grandson and his immigrant grandfather - and of finding his own place in a brave new world.
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Bent Not Broken

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Every person has a story This we know is true When listening to other's issues You think, OMG, me too! My story isn't my own It's a journey many share We've all suffered heartache of some kind Leaving us alone in our despair. My reason for sharing my pages In a mere chapter in the book of me Is to convey there is hope beyond the darkness You just have to have faith in order to see. Bent Not Broken took seven years to write Though a book wasn't my intention I needed to share my thoughts For my own intervention. I would love to watch as you read See the expression on your face That you too have encountered the same feelings In another time and place. I'm hoping you connect Realize it is OK to feel down But don't dwell on the past Or in the negativity, you'll surely drown. Try to find a positive In each and every day Or fake it till you make it And believe if there's a will there's a way.
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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of Michelangelo (USED)

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The description for this book, Complete Poems and Selected Letters of Michelangelo, will be forthcoming.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal Vol. 3 2018

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Dream of Gerontius (USED)

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Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR John Henry Cardinal Newman's renowned poem describes the death of an old man and the journey of his soul to the judgment seat of God. First published in 1865, it quickly became a bestseller in its field. Also included are a section on Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, which rapidly became the most popular choral work in Britain after Handel's Messiah, and a discography of currently available recordings of Elgar's Dream.

Flamingo Watching

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Poetry. Kay Ryan's second book, nominated for the Lenore Marshall Prize in 1995. "An extraordinary book, one that penetrates to the bone. I cannot recommend it highly enough"--Jane Hirshfield.

Ghost letters (USED)

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Greatest Hits: A Retrospective

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Holidays Amaze

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The left shoe angrily kicked the right shoes heel;
it wanted to step into its space ideal
instead of being forced to move sideways
and switch its preplanned straight path into a maze.

In the narrative poem The Joys of Learning on Graduation Day, two shoes have stage rage. Like these shoes, we may occasionally want only a single straight path. Most times, though, the mazes of our lives completely amaze us. Especially on a holiday or a celebration, we love having the freedom to choose our way amid diverse pathways.

Holidays Amaze has different kinds of poetry: maze poems, prayer poems, shaped poems, sonnets, and narratives. The varied poems are enhanced by Christian content, historic elements, dream/reality sections, and amazing interactions among family members, friends, and animals. In Holidays Amaze, success often happens, such as with resolutions on New Years Day, an unblocked writers block, a reduction of anxiety, and a decrease in impatience while waiting in line.

Multimodal elements add to the amazing content of Holidays Amaze. Images are visible in the mazes, photos, metaphors, formats, shapes, and icons. Aural components can be heard in the rhythms, rhymes, alliteration, and other sound elements.

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Home to Me (USED)

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From prairies to parks, reservations to ranches, cities to suburbs, this collection of poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins will resonate with readers everywhere. With poems by today's most gifted contemporary poets, including: Alice Schertle, Janet Wong and Jane Yolen, "Home to Me" is a mosaic of traditional and non-traditional dwellings, creating a place where everyone is welcome.

Hopscotch Love; A Family Treasury of Love Poems (USED)

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How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars

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If I Had My Life to Live Over (USED)

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This companion volume to the award-winning anthology, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, illuminates the experiences of women, young and old, reflecting on the choices they have made. In these stories and poems we see how women

Jesus, Her Friend

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Jimmy Stewart and His Poems (USED)

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1 cassette / 30 minutes
Read by the Author, Jimmy Stewart
Now, his voice will live on forever....
"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened by accident--like a lot of things have happened in my life."
So begins this delightful collection of poetry by America's best-loved actor, Jimmy Stewart. The poems document a life that isn't too different from yours or mine.
Jimmy Stewart won the hearts of generations of movie viewers with a confused innocence and stammering delivery that made his acting seem genuine and effortless. Somehow he managed to make the boy next door into a national hero. Now, in Jimmy Stewart and His Poems, the consummate Everyman reads tales from his everyday life.
From fishing trips and dog stories to a hilarious account of a photo safari where the camera was lost to a hungry hyena, the poems are related in Jimmy Stewart"s inimitable voice...
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The truly keepsake AudioBook confirms what we all expected--that the real Jimmy Stewart is every bit as endearing as the film characters he's portrayed.
"Jimmy Stewart and His Poems" is a perfect gift, one that fans will treasure as much as Jimmy Stewart's timeless performances.

Kallisti

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Kissing the Shuttle (USED)

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Original poetry, compelling photographs, and contextual summaries depict the rise of textile mills and King Cotton in the 19th century through the turn of the 20th. With industrialization came a matrix of events, sometimes deadly, always in the name of prosperity: Labor ''paced'' for the first time to feed the world's frenzy for finished cloth. Northern collusion in slave-grown southern cotton. The tuberculosis epidemic.
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Learning to Swim (USED)

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Six-year-old Annie's world is shattered when she is forced to carry a horrible secret: Under the pretense of reading to her, an older boy molests her, threatening her if she ever tells. Only when her mother pries out the secret is Annie released from her horror and isolation. Slowly she begins to heal, and before the summer is over, she even learns to swim.

Letters to Taranta-babu

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Poetry. Translated from the Turkish by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk. This is the first complete English translation of Hikmet's 1935 book that denounced the imminent Italian invasion of Ethiopia. It is this book that let the Turkish military to begin persecuting Hikmet for his anti-Fascist views. Three years later, the military would sentence him to 28 years in prison for his politics.

Love Poems of Robert Herrick and John Donne (USED)

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Loving Through Heartsongs (USED)

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Mattie J. T. Stepanek has won the hearts of millions with his inspiring poems from his first two New York Times bestsellers. Now he's ready to spread a little love with Loving Through Heartsongs, a beautiful collection of poems written about innocence and trusting love from a child's perspective. Mattie's struggle with muscular dystrophy has never kept him from feeling deep love for his family, friends, country, and faith--heartfelt emotions that are reflected throughout these pages.

Madonna Anno Domini (USED)

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In his first collection, Clover presents a harrowing poetic manifesto for the 21st century. He fuses formal control, a grounding in poetic tradition (his allusions range from Shakespeare to Dickinson to John Cale) and his own vision.
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Melodies of the Heart

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In this collection of poetry crafted by writer, author and poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera, the reader will first be struck by her profound sense of place. In fact, throughout this work, it is often impossible to distinguish the profound love of her native Dominican Republic from the love of her adopted country, the United States. Perhaps it is a needless undertaking to even attempt to define this distinction. In a tangible sense, her work reflects the raw patriotism she demonstrates in her daily life - a life faithful to active community involvement, volunteerism and leadership in every community she serves. Throughout this work, the heart and soul of Ana Arelys's voice and ear shine through plainly, planted firmly in the traditional and shared American and Dominican values of family, legacy and spirit. These themes weave all through this work, binding it together, offering the reader a richness of message that only her unique voice could intend. Ana Arelys selects each word with great care, much like a composer might choose each note of a sonata, and whether consumed in silence or spoken aloud in either English or Spanish, her poems speak to a spectrum of human conditions. Friendship, justice, love, sorrow and even death, appear and perform as lively supporting actors on a stage, built from more universal messages. It has been said that the aim of poetry is to teach and delight. If so, then in Melodies of the Heart, we propose that Ana Arelys has achieved both.
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Midwest Eclogue Poems (USED)

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"The most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright."--Marilyn Hacker
"Midwest Eclogue" is a profound dialogue between the heartland and the heart. David Baker's devotions are erotic and familial, natural and environmental, literary and social. Inspired by the landscape of the Midwest, Baker's landscape of human passions--haunted by roots and wings--is rendered in a rich and polyphonic craft.
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Milk and Honey

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#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

My Poem, My Riddle

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Novocain

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Odyssey (USED)

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The standard translation into modern English of Homer's Odyssey. "The best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet."-- "New York Times Book Review" "The best translation there is of a great, perhaps, the greatest poet."--Rex Warner, "New York Times Book Review"

"This is the best Odyssey in modern English."--Gilbert HighetA

"Lattimore's translation of Homer's "Odyssey" is the most eloquent, persuasive and imaginative I have seen. It reads as if the poem had originally been written in English."--Paul EngleA

"A landmark in the history of modern translation....Lattimore has reanimated Homer for this generaiton, and perhaps for other generations to come." "--Times Literary Supplement (London)"

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Odyssey of Homer (USED)

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Presents the story of Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his homeland in a modern English translation.
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Odysseys: Selected Short Stories and Poems

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Odysseys: An unfulfilled woman finds romance in an unlikely place; a young female pioneer finds rescue and renewal in a Lakota Indian warrior; an insecure American-Italian girl finds a sense of identity in an Italian village; and a pampered woman mends a broken friendship.
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One Year Book of Poetry 365 Devotional Readings Based on Classic Christian Verse (USED)

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This daily devotional of Bible-inspired poetry contains some of the most eloquent, inspiring, and profound poetry ever written. Readers will glean understanding, wisdom, and inspiration for life's struggles and victories. But most of all, they will learn more about their Savior and be inspired to devote their lives to him wholeheartedly. Includes indexes.
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Paradise (USED)

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"If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen's] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come."-Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante's spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante's key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante's ultimate masterwork.

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Poems New and Collected 1957-1997 (USED)

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Here is the definitive collection of Wislawa Szymborska's poetry in English. It includes the one hundred poems of her phenomenally popular View with a Grain of Sand, along with sixty-four additional poems newly translated for this volume. Szymborska's Nobel Prize acceptance address is also included.

Poems of Childhood (USED)

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An anthology of poetry by such poets as Hardy, Field, Lear, Frost, Dickinson, Southey, Whittier, Blake, Carroll, and many more.
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Poetic Ramblings of a Hopeful Heart

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In this second edition of Poetic Ramblings, Ms. Griffin shows us the brighter, more positive side of her bipolar magnification. She leads you down path after path of exploration in search of love and acceptance.

Poetic Ramblings of a Hopeful Heart allows us to be part of the poet's adventure with an often naive, optimistic perception. She floods your senses with hope and faith as she shares her laughter and tears with you.

The poet continues to bare her soul, her pain, and her triumphs in order to enlighten others to not feel so alone. She holds you close as she reveals her personal sanguine journey through the labyrinth called love.

Take a moment to investigate what will surely be an exciting odyssey of emotions.

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Purgatory (USED)

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A new translation by Anthony Esolen
Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Written in the fourteenth century by Italian poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy is arguably the greatest epic poem of all time--presenting Dante's brilliant vision of the three realms of Christian afterlife: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. In this second and perhaps most imaginative part of his masterwork, Dante struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory, still guided by Virgil, in a continuation of his difficult ascent to purity. Anthony Esolen's acclaimed translation of Inferno, Princeton professor James Richardson said, "follows Dante through all his spectacular range, commanding where he is commanding, wrestling, as he does, with the density and darkness in language and in the soul. It is living writing." This edition of Purgatory includes an appendix of key sources and extensive endnotes--an invaluable guide for both general readers and students.

Rubaiyat

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Sacred Path Spells, Prayers & Power Songs of the American Indians (USED)

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The only up-to-date anthology of traditional American poetry, The sacred Oath emphasizes the relationship between the life of the individual and the power of the spoken word. Arranged as the progression of a human life, beginning with chants to ease the labor of an expectant mother, the selections narrate a journey through birth and infancy puberty adulthood, and old age.

The underlying belief, shared by native American cultures as different as the Cherokee and the Aztec, that language, like the forces of nature, can bring about change. If uttered at the proper moment and in proper combinations, words can ward off disease, control the movements of a loved one, exorcise a ghost and in short, enable the user to deal with the crises that arise at each stage of life.The Sacred Path is a powerful introduction to an increasingly important field of American literature.

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Selected Poems (USED)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (USED)

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The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition includes two allegorical poems, "Purity" and "Patience"; the beautiful dream allegory "Pearl"; and the miracle story "Saint Erkenwald," all attributed to the same anonymous poet, a contemporary of Chaucer and an artist of the first rank. "Mr. Gardner has translated into modern English and edited a text of these five poems that could hardly be improved. . . . The entire work is preceded by a very fine and complete general introduction and a critical commentary on each poem."--Library Journal

Spirit Spirit: Shaman Songs (USED)

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Standing in the Shadows of Giants

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This is the second book of poetry by Matt Frati and continues his exploration of everyday phenomena begun in "Nightingale Blues" with a deeper, sharper poetic insight. The poems contained within run the gamut from expressions of the drudgery of work to the pleasures and pains of drink, women, writing and life in general.
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Storyteller (USED)

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